I am fascinated by nature and the human condition – both real and rendered. In combining representations of both,through my art, a narrative is suggested and explored.
My art journey has taken me from East Coast to West; from corporate work to teaching children. I was born in New York City, started a family and a graphic design business in Boston, and raised my family while rediscovering my first love – drawing and illustration – in Marin County.
Having grown up in Manhattan, I was exposed to art from an early age. As soon as I could make the choice to, I surrounded myself by it. I attended the Art Students League, the High School of Music and Art, and then Pratt Institure where I earned my degree in fine art.
Currently, I teach drawing to children ages 8-18 from my home studio. I feel privileged to have known many of my students for over a decade, and to have watched them mature into artists with unique talent and perspectives. My work with community institutions, including DrawBridge and the Marin Arts Council, inspires my person and my art every day.
I have always defined myself by my art, and believe strongly in its healing and community building power. I continue to attend classes and seminars to broaden my artistic skills and learn new ways of expression.
I hope the visual stories I tell will continue to delight and inspire other dialogues.
I show my work in The ICB winter show, the Marin Arts Council open Studios, and by appointment.
Original graphite drawings and giclee prints available.
High School of Music and Art/New York City
Pratt Institute,Brooklyn N.Y., BFA Graphic Design
Continuing art workshops
Art teacher/Fine Artist,/ San Francisco, California
Freelance Graphic Designer/San Francisco, Ca.
Owner, Art Director...Flyspecks Graphic Design /Boston, Mass.
Designer, Sheldon Siedler Design,/ New York
Designer, Herb Lubalin Associates,/ New York
MJCC/ Board of Directors, six years
Marin Arts Council/ Board of Directors, Chairperson Community Grants, six years
Drawbridge(art program for homeless children)/ Board of Directors, ongoing
Bay Area Group Shows
Artisans Gallery/”Celebration of the Sensuous”, 2000,merit award
Bay Area Models Guild Show, 2001
Marin Open Studios.. 2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2008,2009
“In respect to the Human Figure”,Artisans Gallery 2003,1st prize
ICB Open Studios, 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008
“Romancing the Figure”, Artisans Gallery 2007,merit award
American Art Collector Annual 2006,2007,2008,2010
411 San Francisco 2010